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Bats Use Leaves As Mirrors To Find Camouflaged Insects

Bats are widely misunderstood creatures in the animal kingdom - while they're associated with witches, vampires and darkness in general, they're actually super cute and interesting. And scientists have just discovered something amazing about them - bats use leaves as "mirrors" that reflect sound waves, helping them find insects hiding behind leaves. Cool, right? Or confusing? Keep on reading, we'll explain everything. 

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In a very rare find, a new Mammal species called the 'olinguito' has been discovered. Even the researcher who discovered it had to admit it's darn cute, saying, "it looks kind of like a fuzzball."

It's native to South America and is something of a "cross between a teddy bear and a house cat." Other notable features of the olinguito include a tiny, pink button nose, long sharp claws, and beautiful golden and mahogany fur.

Read more about this little cutie on Smithsonian Science.

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An international team of scientists have recently found an all new reason to squee with the discovery of a new species of Slow Loris in Borneo. Get the full story at Discovery News.

-Sally Squeeps

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Love penguins? Who doesn't! Check out Discovery's Penguin Cam for a live stream of SeaWorld San Diego's "Penguin Encounter" exhibit. Boy, they sure do make some funny noises!

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An hour after his guests left, an embarrassed Carl discovered he'd had a piece of lettuce in his teeth since dinner.

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Jeff thought he was in love . Until he found out what kind of hairballs result after making out with a Persian.